The use of pods in season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. not only served a narrative purpose, but a practical one as well. After a brief delay for the first season of Inhumans, the upcoming fifth season of SHIELD is all set to premiere this December. When it does, it will be dealing with the fallout of last season and Coulson’s arrival in space. More intriguing, however, is the fact that the show will explore the cosmic side of the MCU by reexamining past brushes with the otherworldly.

During New York Comic Con this past weekend, we learned quite a bit about the new show thanks to the footage ...

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Why Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Was Split Into Pods